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Windows 7: Batch file only works in certain directory

29 Nov 2013   #1
pen island

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Batch file only works in certain directory

I made a batch file that says this:

@echo off
cd C:\Users\John\Desktop
rename ring.gif ring.jpeg
The actual batch file is saved on my I:\ drive, not my C:\ drive. My I:\ drive is an internal HDD that is able to talk with my C:\ drive. When I execute the .bat file, it does nothing besides quickly opening the command prompt and then closing it. When I take the .bat file and put it on my desktop and run it, it works as it should (ring.gif gets renamed to ring.jpeg). Why doesn't it work when it is on my I:\ drive?

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29 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

You need to add the "/D" switch to cd that might help. "cd /D C:\Path..."
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29 Nov 2013   #3
pen island

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

It worked like a charm. Thank you very much!
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